Daily archives: July 8, 2003

Jess Lemon is my new Hero!

The comic reviewing comics virgin Comicon intern (try saying that ten times fast) reviews Wolverine #1. Some readers are suggesting she doesn’t really exist (and therefore that she should go away and stop pointing out the weaknesses in their favourite comics.) But I want to believe.

Wolverine having metal claws that come out of his hands? That I can deal with. Wolverine climbing stairs with a knife through his leg? I don’t climb stairs with a pebble in my shoe.

My kind of protest

Animal rights activists staged a naked protest at the Pamplona bull run. Now, if the young ladies of Manchester would just stage a nude sit-in of my bedroom we could solve so many of the world’s problems.

Meanwhile, the protesters blocking Le Tour are probably part of a countrywide performing artists’ strike. Only in France would people go on strike for the right to culture.

Elsewhere in Europe, an Italian minister responsible for tourism has done a Howells and insulted German tourists, this as things were settling down after the concentration camp comments.

A man named Jed

Buddy Ebsen died on Sunday morning. His best known film role was as Audrey Hepburn’s husband in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. If he hadn’t been allergic to the aluminium makeup used he would have been The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz but he had to drop out after 10 days of shooting. However most will remember him as Jed Clampett from The Beverley Hillbillies.